Fresh Avocado with Sauce for Guacamole (K)
Fresh ingredients to make your very own Guacamole. The best tasting when it's made table side (your home table!)
Compared to traditional salsa, guacamole sometimes requires a more adventurous palate. Its texture and green appearance may raise an eyebrow at first, but guacamole contains a wealth of essential nutrients not found in more processed alternatives, such as mayonnaise. Once you understand the nutritional profile of guacamole, you may decide to use it to replace less-healthy options.At first glance, the fat content of guacamole may surprise. Guacamole can contain 15 grams of total fat per ½-cup serving, depending on the variety. You may wonder how something with only fruits, vegetables and spices has so much fat. The answer is in the avocados. One serving of an avocado, or one-fifth of an entire avocado fruit, contains 4.5 grams of fat. Although this number may seem high, keep in mind that most of the fat is in the form of healthy monounsaturated fats. It's also not known for its high carbohydrate content. One ½-cup serving of guacamole typically contains about 12 grams of carbohydrates. However, when you consider the carb content, you should also take into account the dietary fiber that guacamole gives you. Take the dietary fiber content into account, and you can calculate the net carbs, which are the carbs that actually increase blood sugar. Guacamole contains 8 grams of fiber per serving. Subtracting the 8 grams of fiber from the total 12 grams of carbohydrates leaves you with only 4 grams of net carbs.